Introduction: MAKE a QUADCOPTER WITH FORM1+
This is my first intructable that I post,I hope you enjoy :D
I like quadcopter but I like more 3d printing, so with the contest to win a form1+ I had to build this project if you like it please vote
It´s a little quadcopter that you could build with a form1. You could also build with an FDM 3d printer but the drawing is optimized for Form1+.
In this model that you have for download, you dont have the legs, I´m working that out for a better design configuration :)
Step 1: ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
I started to select all the components for the quadcopter so her is the list:
4x MOTORES Turnigy 2900KV Brushless Motors
4X Turnigy 6A ESC's
1 x KK2 Controller Board
2 x 5030 Red Propellors
2 x 5030 Black Propellors
1 x FrSky VD5M Micro Receiver
2 x Micro Servo Connectors
1 x Futaba Servo Terminals
2 x Turnigy NanoTech 1000Mah 2 Cell LiPo
1 x Turnigy Red 24AWG Silicone Wire
1 x Turnigy Black 24WAG Silicone Wire
1 x TEKTON Assorted Zip Ties
5 x Black 5/8" Heat Shrink Tubing
1 x M2 x 8 Self Tapping Screw Set
Step 2: THE FRAME
The frame is designed with the previous components dimensions :D
The frame is divided in some parts:
- we have the center frame that will support your board, battery and help you manage the cable
- we have the wings, that will be added the motors
- Propellers protector will be attached to the wings
- Formlabs front logo
- We will have legs to assemble to the model :D
The parts are not solid, as you could see in the image, this makes a lighter frame, and off course you don´t waste resin
Oooohhh it will brake!! no it will not! I was at the 3d print show in London, I saw with my hands some models, and I have one for my self :D, and it´s a very strong print, so dont be afraid :D
I also have seen in the internet that fablabs resin is the strongest expeciality the black resin ;)
Step 3: PRINTING THE FRAME
First of all, safety
Formlabs resins have been designed to be as safe as possible, but nevertheless, working with them requires care, similar to working with common adhesives or household cleaners. They have no strong odors or volatile solvents so special ventilation is not required, though skin contact should be avoided.
- use Gloves when you drop resin in the tank, and when you are finishing the printed part
- Ethanol is good to clean the printed part,
- Paper towels are always helpfull :D
- if resin get´s in contact with your skin, clean it with water and soap
some tips for finising in formlabs website
Step 4: START PRINITNG!!!
To make a 3d print help guide I installed Preform from formslabs website.
Start printing the center frame
Thee center frame is better to print like you see in the image, the final object will structure his self, and the print will be more concentrate in a shorter space of the resin tank because of the clouding of rasin tank.
Note: always use the back of the objecto to print to recive the support
Printing the wings
You have 2 files, “wings 1” and “ wings 2”
note: You must print 2 of each file, to assemble
Because of the clouding of resin tank we must change the locations of the print object, so this print´s we will move out of the last print as possible. (see the image)
Printing the propellers protection
See the image for positon tip, don´t forget to move the location of all prints
Front formlabs logo
Finally printing the front of the quadcopter with formlabs logo
Use all tips above :D
Step 5: ASSEMBLE THE FRAME
Note : Printing with the form1+ will let you print the hole and use a screw to assemble all parts of the frame.
The frame was designed with holes already spaced to match the motor mounts.
Use an m3 thread-cutting screws designed for plastics to assemble the frame
I give colours to each part to help you understand
Start to assemble blue with black (wings + center frame)
at the front, you have 2 screws that sould be bigger so you could assemble yellow, blue and black ( fablabs logo + wings + center frame) with the same screw.
note: leave the propellers protect assemble to the final
Step 6: ASSEMBLE THE ELECTRONICS
- Start by adding the 4 motors to the wings frame
- Connect the ESC to the motor and guide the wires to center frame (use cable ties to help you guide the wires)
- Attach 2 loop of velcro to the 2 big crossbar´s ( see the image,) on the center frame, do it so you could assemble the battery under the frame, using the 2 loop of Velcro.
Note : the loop of Velcro is held by using 2 zip ties on the crossbar
- Attach the kk2.0 board to the frame
Her is a link from another instructuble guide, made by eben89 that´s great to help you configurator the kk2.0, because I don´t have fotos of the project I think it´s best way to help.
- attach the propelers to the motors
- attach the propelers protector with a screw to the wings frame
hope you enjoy :D
Please vote and like if I missed anything please let-me know
have fun printing and flying!